Tips and Documents from the Nassau County Police & Other Sources

Alert - Vehicle Break-ins and Thefts

If you see something or hear something that doesn’t seem right (suspicious activity), call 911 right away. The 911 system is faster and every second DOES count in such matters. Calling 911 always give the fastest NCPD response and shaves valuable minutes off the response time to the site. Don’t wait until morning or call your friend first and ask what to do, or call the precinct directly. 911 has trained operators in triage – and appropriately prioritize the dispatch of all available police cars.  

Suspiciously activity includes unknown persons walking or driving slowing on your block (scouting for targets), checking car door handles. Don’t place yourself in danger - CALL 911 ASAP. Thieves often intentionally conceal their face with masks or hooded shirt/jackets as they search. If you are a victim, call 911 as soon as you discover it. Some residents feel embarrassed and don’t even report incidents to police when nothing is taken. Don’t be embarrassed - any details of such activity does help police investigations.  If you have a surveillance system that captures suspicious persons or vehicle license plates, give that information or video to responding police.

(1) lock your vehicles remove your keys (FOB) from the vehicle, and

(2) Never leave valuables in view, whether parked in your driveway, on the street, or in a parking lot while shopping.  Car thefts and break-ins (and attempts) remain a crime of opportunity, especially in more affluent neighborhoods. Police note thieves are increasing and shifting their searches from evening to the daytime.

Thieves look for ‘crimes of opportunity’. Theives may break into a house, or enter thru the garage door if they find a garage door opener in your unlocked vehicle, or enter an unlocked house just to find the car keys/FOB  often left near the door. To a thief it’s a ‘lower risk’ crime - When a thief enters your unlocked car, rummages through your car and leave with nothing, it becomes nuisance crime activity and very difficult to effectively prosecute. When thieves successfully get just a few thefts of possessions or the whole car in a neighborhood, that area remains an attractive target to ALL thieves.

Our 6th Pct does remain on constant marked and unmarked vigilant patrols for this activity. YOU CAN HELP:

  • In some more modern vehicles, when the keys(FOB) are left in the car, often the mirrors remain standing out; when the FOB is removed from car, mirrors automatically fold inward. Thieves look for these greater opportunities.
  • Older vehicles: Catalytic converter thefts continue and are expensive to replace which can be $1,000 or more. Experienced thieves can crawl under your car and cut out the catalytic converter in under 2 minutes, even doing it in crowded car parking lots and even in broad daylight! It’s a part of a vehicle exhaust system that converts harmful gas engine exhaust to less harmful emissions (smaller than a muffler), with a life of 10 years or more and contain PRECIOUS METALS. It often causes your check engine lamp to illuminate and replacement is needed to pass a NYS required annual inspection vehicle emission test. Precious metal global scarcity and cost is making catalytic converters more prone to theft. If you do need a replacement, be suspicious of low cost used parts as they are often unscrupulous stolen parts, exacerbating this criminal activity; Always use a reputable mechanic.

Help keep us all safer by preventing oppounity to theives!

NCPD Stolen Auto - Mirror on newer cars
NCPD Stolen Auto -Mirror Scheme flyer.pd[...]
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Stolen Vehicle Prevention Tips
NCPD Stolen Auto Prevention Tips.pdf
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NCPD Burglary Prevention Tips
SPIN Burglary Prevention 8.5 x 11.pdf
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NCPD Burglary Prevention Tips, Thefts from Vehicles, & Store and Online Shopping Tips
SPIN General Safety Tips - If We Can See[...]
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NCPD Crime Prevention Tips - If we can see it, So Can Thieves
NCPD Crime Prevention If we can see it s[...]
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NCPD Stolen Auto Prevention Tips
SPIN Stolen Auto Prevention 8 5 x 11 201[...]
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Suspicious Vehicle Suspicious Person Worksheet NCPD
Call 911 about a suspicious person or vehicle. If you choose not to call, try to write down what you observed so that IF you hear about a crime, you can then call and give the police the details you observed. Attached are two handy 'worksheets' to print off and keep in a convenient place for future use that help you make better casual and safe observations. NEVER put yourself in harm's way to get more details than what you are able to casually and safely observe.
NCPD Suspicious Car-Person Worksheets.pd[...]
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NCPD Deception Burglary Tips
SPIN Deception Burglaries.pdf
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Make Your Home Secure Booklet- NCPD
Be mindful and cautious about what you and all members of your household post on unsecured social media: including planned outings or vacations that can unnecessarily increase your risk/ exposure to potential burglars!
NCPD Make Your Home Secure Booklet.pdf
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NCPD Porch Pirates- Package Theft Prevention Tips
SPIN Porch Pirates 8.5 x 11.pdf
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Residential Distraction Burglaries Alert & Tips 6/26/14
NCPD Alert Residential Distraction Burgl[...]
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NCPD Commercial Burglary Prevention Tips
SPIN Commercial Burglary Prevention Flye[...]
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Identity Theft Booklet NCPD
NCPD Identity Theft Booklet.pdf
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Protect Your Child from Online Predators on the Internet NCPD
NCPD Protect Your Child from Online Pred[...]
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Nassau Police Tips for Teen Driving and DWI Safety
Driving Tips For Teens and DWI Teen Safe[...]
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Pharmaceutical Disposal Sites (Shed the Meds): Excess and expired medicines are a hazard in your home and require special disposal. DO NOT dispose of medications in your drains or normal trash... they seep into our underground water supplies, and if left in medcine cabinets can be potentially harmful to you and your family. Nassau County Police hold community events throughout the year at specific location. Additionally, NCPD provides a pharmaceutical disposal collection bin in the lobby of all precincts. Nearest lobby is 6th Pct at 100 Community Drive, Manhasset NY.

Tips (Seasonal)

Nassau County Police: Prom Night Safety Tips
NCPD Prom Night Safety Tips.pdf
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Nassau County Police- Summer Travel Tips
7 pages of Tips from Nassau County Police on Summer Domestic and International Travel;
NCPD Summer Travel Tips.pdf
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HEAT-Health and Safety Tips During High Temperature Days
In addition to formal County Town or Village cooling centers, your local neighborhood typically has Libraries Municipal Offices as well as public stores that are air conditioned and available as a safer place during heat waves if your home or apt has no AC. Call 311 for the nearest cooling center location(s) to you.
NCPD Health Tips during Heat Waves.pdf
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Hurricane Preparedness Tips (Nassau Police)
From the County Security and Police Information Network (SPIN)
SPIN Hurricane Preparedness Tips 2015.pd[...]
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Hurricane Readiness Guide
From the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
Hurricane Readiness Guide Nassau County [...]
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Disaster Checklist
from Nassau County Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
Nassau County Disaster Checklist.pdf
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Telephone Related Scams

NCPD Phone Scam Alert 2018-10-18
SPIN ALERT_Phone Scams 8.5 x 11.pdf
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IRS Telephone Scam - Nassau Police Tips Feb 2016
IRS Telephone Scams NC Police Tips Feb 2[...]
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Police Alert on Scam- Telephone Calls Claiming to be from IRS
SPIN Consumer Alert for IRS Scam 4-16-15[...]
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Phone Scam Advisory NCPD
NCPD Phone Scam Advisory.pdf
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ONE RING Phone Scam
Ever receive a call that rings just one ring? BE CAREFUL - you might NOT want to call the number back.
SPIN One Ring Phone Scam 9-2-14.pdf
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NCPD Police Tip on Mortgage Modification Scam
Always verify that you are working directly with your mortgage company.
SPIN- Mortgage Scam 9-15-14.pdf
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SPIN- NC Police Tip on Green Dot Money Pak Scam
If you're ever asked to pay for an item using a Green Dot Money Pak card, it's likely you need to hang up on the caller. Scams have occurred on Craigslist.
SPIN- Green Dot Money Pak Card Scam.pdf
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Seasonal Tips (other seasons)

Police Safety Tips for the Back to School Season
NCPD Back to School Safety 3pgs.pdf
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Halloween Safety Tips
Wishing all Manhasset kids a FUN Halloween & Here's some tips to keep them safe while having that FUN..
Halloween Safety Tips from the American [...]
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Common Winter Storm Tips and Important Contacts
Suggest you print/ keep in handy place during the winter storm season-in case Internet is down during a storm.
GC Winter Storm Tips.pdf
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(Past) West Nile Spraying is conducted as needed with notification to affected communities. Currently there are no scheduled activity and this message will be updated if/when it is scheduled. Last spraying was conducted in Aug 2014. When it occurs, sraying is done by ground trucks engaged by Nassau County Dept of Health. Recognized recommendations:

- Individuals, especially pregnant women and children, should remain inside during the treatment period and for about 30 minutes afterwards. One should also:

- Keep windows & doors shut. Turn off window fans. Set AC's to recirculate; close fresh air intake vent, if able.

- Keep children’s toys indoors.

- Keep pets indoors, as well as their food, water dishes and toys.

- Cover any 'live fish ponds' during the spraying hours.

- Vegetable gardens:  if being picked on day after spraying, wash vegetables.

Since the effects of the ground treatment dissipate in a few hours, it is not necessary to wash off outdoor furniture or playground equipment before use, although doing so will not diminish the effectiveness of the pesticide applied. More detail on Nassau County Website (link)